Do you have something that you no longer need but that could be useful to someone else? If so, you may wish to consider passing it on instead of sending it to landfill. Some examples of how to turn your trash into treasure can be found here.
Reuse Shops at Household Waste Recycling Centres
You can find reuse shops at the Household Waste Recycling Centres across the district. Unwanted items can be taken to the shop where staff will gratefully accept them if they feel they can be sold to raise money for Age UK.
Please note that there are vehicle and trailer restrictions in place at Household Waste Recycling Centres.
There are three charities offering collection within the district:
British Heart Foundation – offer a nationwide collection service where bookings can be made over the phone or on line. Visit their website for more details.
Roundabout – Based at Blackminster near Evesham the charity distribute items to those on low incomes or who have experienced devastation as well as selling items through their shop. In our district they cover west and south of a line drawn from Shipston on Stour up through Halford to Wellesbourne then diagonally left to Henley-in-Arden and across to North Redditch. They will visit places outside this area provided they consider the journey is cost effective. Visit their website for more details.
Shakespeare Hospice – have a shop in Stratford. They now cover the district for collections as they have added a second shop in Kenilworth which covers the Southam area. Visit their website for more details.
Community Reuse Schemes
There are a number of local voluntary community reuse schemes set up to benefit disadvantaged people by redistributing refurbished furniture. They provide free collection of reusable furniture and household items.
There are also nationwide not-for-profit community reuse sites such as Freecycle where you can offer your unwanted items for free.
Charity Donations or Textile and Shoe Banks
Local charity shops are always on the look out for items that can be resold to raise money for worthy causes. Sacks are often delivered to households for any unwanted items, such as clothes, shoes and textiles.
Independent charity textile and shoe banks can be found at a number of locations across the district, such as car parks and supermarkets.
Car Boot Sales
Local car boot sales are ideal opportunities for passing on lots of items that you no longer need. Information on car boot sales can be found online or in the local newspaper.
Advertise In Your Local Paper/Shop/Online
Place an advert in the local newspaper or in the village shop or supermarket.
This is just a small list of possibilities that you may wish to pursue, other charities and community reuse websites are available. Or perhaps you could recycle your unwanted items to create something new.
Telephone: 01789 260616